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Articles Tagged Sound Reinforcement Techniques

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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    Mark Frink 05/24/16 11:09 AM,
    The input list and stage plot is the audio core of any technical rider and the road map for organizing stage equipment and console inputs. Accurate advance information allows risers and backline to be placed, microphones and wedges cabled, and even a line check when the touring crew’s travel is delayed. Working for clubs, festivals or sound companies, we’re often frustrated by inaccurate paperwork reflecting a version of a band that’s months or years old. The reason for out-of-date paperwork… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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    Merlijn van Veen 05/10/16 07:49 AM,
    In this article we’ll investigate how the speed of sound in air is, for all intents and purposes, exclusively temperature dependent within the audible bandwidth of our typical applications. There are some popular misconceptions on this subject related to pressure, density, and other effects that are addressed here. The speed of sound is the distance traveled per second through an elastic medium. The medium is composed of molecules held together by intermolecular forces. Sound energy passes through the medium by… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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    Dave Rat 04/13/16 11:15 AM,
    Ideas are magnetic and when a useful concept gains popularity, minds will refine and push the limits of innovation, often to the point of absurdity and well past the point of diminishing returns. Meanwhile as a technological feeding frenzy progresses, there are often gaps between productive practices and comprehensive solutions. These gaps are what I find especially interesting to explore and solve. Take a moment and picture the scenario of overseeing a nightly posh dinner banquet. Each day setting up… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, April 08, 2016
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    Ike Zimbel 04/08/16 06:31 AM,
    When I was coming up through the ranks at a sound company in the early 1980s, I did a lot of folk festivals. Within a few years I went from mixing a small satellite stage (with monitors from front of house) to main stage monitor mixer and then to main stage FOH mixer. During this process I transitioned from running my own show on the small stage to being an active participant in every changeover as the monitor engineer to… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertInterconnectMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, April 07, 2016
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    Mike Sessler 04/07/16 08:42 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   I recently had the opportunity to teach a class on main sound system coverage and intelligibility at NorthWest MinCon in the Seattle area. We had a great group show up, and it was a lot of fun talking about the process of designing PA systems. While I can’t condense the entire class into a single blog post, I thought it would be good to hit some of the highlights. Here are four design… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurementSoftwareSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Wednesday, April 06, 2016
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    Joe Shambro 04/06/16 04:29 PM,
    In the world of live sound, certain topics are guaranteed to draw fellow engineers into a multi-hour discussion that ends in no agreement and a hefty bar tab. Drum miking is at (or near) the top of the list. Further, every situation is different. Sometimes it’s best to just go with a pair of overheads and a kick mic, while at the other end of the spectrum, sometimes the situation calls for individual spot mics for all 48 inputs on… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, April 05, 2016
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    Dave Sinko 04/05/16 05:12 PM,
    I started out wanting to write about the design task of coming up with hybrid microphone and pickup rigs for Punch Brothers (a progressive acoustic band that I work with) and building a completely self-contained stage and mix system. But that initial focus has changed, where I now feel the need to share some of what I’ve learned by plugging it in to many different sound systems, as well as offer some observations on stuff that works and stuff that… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerLoudspeakerMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Monday, April 04, 2016
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    Andy Coules 04/04/16 10:18 AM,
    As a sound engineer, you spend years honing the ability to subtly appraise a mix. You learn to zoom in on each individual element and then zoom out to the whole mix, rapidly making decisions about what is and isn’t working so that you can tweak various parameters to bring those individual elements into one glorious whole. After a while it becomes sub-conscious, you’re not even aware of it, it’s just part of what you do. The only problem being… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallConcertConsolesEngineerMicrophoneMixerSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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    Ken DeLoria 03/29/16 05:41 AM,
    If you’ve ever been on a large gig where the primary sound system failed, even if just for a short period, you’ve probably sensed you’re at risk of being on the wrong side of an impending riot. Audiences get restless, to say the least. This is an extremely high-stress position to be in. If you’re the go-to technician expected to restore service, the rapidly elevating tension makes it tremendously difficult to troubleshoot the problem with each passing half-moment. It isn’t… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierConsolesInterconnectMicrophonePowerSignalSoftwareSystem

  • Friday, March 18, 2016
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    Karl Winkler 03/18/16 10:04 AM,
    I mentioned in a previous article (What, Me Worry?) that I’ve been troubled by the lack of fundamental audio and acoustics knowledge often displayed in our industry. And because of this, there are misconceptions that are difficult to stamp out. So in an effort to help, I’ve whittled down a concentrated list of the top technical concepts I think everyone in our business should have under their collective thumbs. Of course there are many more important ideas and concepts that… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductionAudioAnalogEducationInterconnectMicrophoneMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystem



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